This story is taken from WRAL.com – It would seem that a Cary resident is quite upset with the Town of Cary and has decided to get his message across loud and clear. Mind you, this home is on a busy thoroughfare so, yes, the message is seen by hundreds daily! You will have to click on the story link to see the pictures.
Cary, N.C. – A Cary man says he has been done wrong by the town, and he wants everyone who drives by his house to know it.
David Bowden spray-painted his message – with words that some might find offensive – on the front of his 305 SW Maynard Road home last week.
“It’s been cleaned up a lot,” Bowden said. “That’s not what was planned to go up there.”
He claims a recent widening project on Maynard Road has left his once-arboreal yard void of trees and with a steep slope that funnels rain water into his home.
Bowden, who’s lived in the house since 1992, says he has complained for a year now to the town about water damage underneath his house but was told the drainage issue is with his gutters.
“You don’t have to be an electrical engineer or a construction engineer to know water runs downhill,” he said.
Bowden has gotten the town’s attention.
It has cited him for being in violation of the town sign ordinance. He faces fines for each day the message remains on his house – $100 for the first day, $250 for the second and $500 for each day afterward.
“The sign will come down when (the town) buys my house,” Bowden said. “If the sign comes down, the attention’s gone.”
When reached for comment Monday morning, a town spokeswoman said she was looking into the situation.
“I’m sorry if I offended anyone, but I don’t know any other way to get my point across,” Bowden said.